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Thanks! 404 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks!
Posted by Milio, on Apr 18, 2002 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nobody? 404 Views / 5 Replies  
Nobody?
Posted by Milio, on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
What model is the combo drive? 404 Views / 5 Replies  
Can someone with a combo DVD/CDRW drive pop open the case and tell me what the model of the drive is? I need to replace a DVD drive in a G4 and would like to upgrade at the same time.
Posted by Milio, on Apr 14, 2002 at 01:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's not going to get much faster any time soon.... 280 Views / 5 Replies  
It's not going to get much faster any time soon. Apple needs to fix some things with the scheduler. From Connectix (via Macintouch):

"It is a fact that Virtual PC will never be as fast on Mac OS X...
Posted by Milio, on Jan 7, 2002 at 08:44 PM, in Applications
Most of these major apps haven't been able to get... 285 Views / 25 Replies  
Most of these major apps haven't been able to get a real foothold on development until 10.1 became available. Jobs needled Adobe for not having Photoshop done, but that was pretty damn rude...
Posted by Milio, on Jan 7, 2002 at 08:37 PM, in Applications
Actually, the "beige" G3 models don't have the... 339 Views / 15 Replies  
Actually, the "beige" G3 models don't have the NewWorld motherboard, and thus don't have OpenFirmware. It's one of the things that makes running OS X on the beige G3 so interesting. They have enough...
Posted by Milio, on Jan 7, 2002 at 08:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually that's not even a problem. Steve Jobs... 1,241 Views / 129 Replies  
Actually that's not even a problem. Steve Jobs stated that the update was free. Apple will be charging $20 for the CD and shipping. I, however, will not be charging for my burner time. If an OS X...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 10, 2001 at 10:50 PM, in Mac OS X
jimmac, can you show me some scientifically valid... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
jimmac, can you show me some scientifically valid studies of recent OS releases? The only "studies" I have seen recently (in the last 5 years or so) are conducted by publishers, and are anything but...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 10, 2001 at 10:28 PM, in Mac OS X
LOL!!! Sure bring it up, then say not to comment... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
LOL!!! Sure bring it up, then say not to comment on it. :p

I'll just say this, I think that both systems are relatively "intuitive" within their paradigm, and I think both are still too complex...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 10, 2001 at 03:17 PM, in Mac OS X
pmcd, thanks for your great response! While I... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
pmcd, thanks for your great response! While I agree that OS X is an easy to use unix, I think we'll just have to disagree on what we consider the consumer market. To me the consumer market is made up...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 10, 2001 at 10:50 AM, in Mac OS X
You know, that's been an excuse for as long as... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
You know, that's been an excuse for as long as I've known Apple. I'm really tired of it. Every company is working on "secret" projects. Most other companies though work with developers under NDA....
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 08:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah well, to make an omlette... Companies... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Yeah well, to make an omlette...

Companies like Sony and MS are the pioneers. They're bound to have some failures along the way. Newton, Pippin, anyone? ;)

I've personally never been a fan of...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 07:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah well, see I'm literally in the business to... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Ah well, see I'm literally in the business to prove Mr. Jobs wrong. At least partially. After what I do becomes successful, he'll claim Apple innovated it. And what I'm doing is going to be...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 03:36 PM, in Mac OS X
How is he reaching? XP is a much more mature and... 362 Views / 27 Replies  
How is he reaching? XP is a much more mature and easy to use UI than OS X. The desktop resolution switching, and the hunting for apps/prefs/whatever on OS X is an excellent example.

OS X is "easy"...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Care to back up why you think it's a consumer OS?... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Care to back up why you think it's a consumer OS? NS was an OS that was designed for developers. Putting a different UI on it doesn't suddenly make it a consumer OS. The level of complexity that it...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 12:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually that's not quite right either. Congress... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Actually that's not quite right either. Congress did mandate that all commercial TV stations must be broadcasting 100% digital and pull all analog by 2006 OR when 80% of the market is digital,...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 9, 2001 at 12:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, but the big picture is not just MS. It's... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Yes, but the big picture is not just MS. It's that trends in computing will make the one-in-all box obsolete. Apple coined the term "Digital Hub" to keep the big box alive. We sit at a PC, whether...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 8, 2001 at 07:20 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not a game developer, but my understanding is... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
I'm not a game developer, but my understanding is that the OS on the XBox is slightly different, so the end user will have to buy a ported game. BUT, the API on the xbox is just DirectX 8, so any PC...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 8, 2001 at 07:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually, this isn't the "brave new world" that I... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Actually, this isn't the "brave new world" that I see. But I will admit that it is a possible way to implement it. People focus too much on their fears of MS, and not what the larger concept is.
...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 8, 2001 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Thank you theolin. I wasn't trying to say MS is... 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Thank you theolin. I wasn't trying to say MS is going to kick Apple's butt. I was trying to start a discussion with an example of where computing is heading. MS gets people's attention, but like...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 7, 2001 at 11:14 PM, in Mac OS X
OS X = kludge city Some of my favorite... 1,067 Views / 101 Replies  
OS X = kludge city

Some of my favorite quotes of the night:

"My initial reaction is that it's a bunch of good thinking applied to a bad idea (whipped cream on dogsh*t?)." -neilw

(That one is...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 7, 2001 at 10:52 PM, in Mac OS X
OS X loses consumer market, MS recreating it. 918 Views / 69 Replies  
Much to people's annoyance, I've been saying for a while now that OS X is not a consumer OS. It's a great workstation OS based on 30 year old tech, but even acknowledging the "modern" UI features,...
Posted by Milio, on Sep 7, 2001 at 08:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Hell no! Maybe I should be a mod. That would... 242 Views / 21 Replies  
Hell no!

Maybe I should be a mod. That would really make some poeple's day. ;)
Posted by Milio, on Aug 28, 2001 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
LOL! We're both reading and responding from our... 453 Views / 22 Replies  
LOL! We're both reading and responding from our own perspectives. You are right that I am blanket-bashing the term "multiuser". But read more closely. Here's what you said:



Here's what I...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 28, 2001 at 06:39 PM, in Mac OS X
:rolleyes: Oh, I see. I'm a bigot because I... 453 Views / 22 Replies  
:rolleyes:

Oh, I see. I'm a bigot because I don't like seeing all these "you do not have access to move this file here" and "you don't have privledges to delete that..." type messages?

I said...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 28, 2001 at 11:59 AM, in Mac OS X
So does anybody think the Vikings will make it to... 783 Views / 80 Replies  
So does anybody think the Vikings will make it to the Superbowl?
Posted by Milio, on Aug 27, 2001 at 04:32 PM, in Mac OS X
My beige G3 has RageIIc, built-in SCSI, and... 283 Views / 18 Replies  
My beige G3 has RageIIc, built-in SCSI, and floppy drive. All should be fully supported if the OS claims to support that machine.
Posted by Milio, on Aug 27, 2001 at 04:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for starting this. 283 Views / 18 Replies  
Thanks for starting this.
Posted by Milio, on Aug 27, 2001 at 12:54 PM, in Mac OS X
This is the interesting thing about realistic... 246 Views / 8 Replies  
This is the interesting thing about realistic icons. An icon is a symbolic representation. A photorealistic image is more quickly recognizeable than an abstracted image; however, a photorealisic...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 26, 2001 at 12:01 AM, in Mac OS X
The point of the article, and of many, many UI... 759 Views / 58 Replies  
The point of the article, and of many, many UI developers, is that you CAN have your cake and eat it too. Computers are intended to work for you. It is entirely possible to have files without...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 25, 2001 at 11:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah, see again this is a lack of perspective. Work... 512 Views / 46 Replies  
Ah, see again this is a lack of perspective. Work in tech support long enough, and you'll see Windows users left and right being caused problems by filename extensions, especially when they're...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 25, 2001 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
It's not how the classic Mac OS operates. The... 512 Views / 46 Replies  
It's not how the classic Mac OS operates. The fundamental difference is that currently in the classic OS the user has complete control over the filename. In your model, the filename extension exists,...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 24, 2001 at 05:54 PM, in Mac OS X
To illustrate the point in my last post, I just... 512 Views / 46 Replies  
To illustrate the point in my last post, I just received an interesting email attachment. It was named "file.qxp.pdf". It was a pdf file created initially in QuarkXPress. If the filename extension...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 24, 2001 at 12:52 PM, in Mac OS X
This is the lynchpin of your argument. For you,... 512 Views / 46 Replies  
This is the lynchpin of your argument. For you, extensions are good; therefore, they can't be bad. You fail to see because you don't look through other people's eyes. This isn't a slam on you. I'm...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 24, 2001 at 12:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't forget to add filename extensions to your... 526 Views / 47 Replies  
Don't forget to add filename extensions to your list.

Being progressive and not wanting to go back to DOS filetyping schemes could make me a Luddite.
:rolleyes:
Posted by Milio, on Aug 23, 2001 at 11:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Start -> Help -> Search for "Internet... 350 Views / 14 Replies  
Start -> Help -> Search for "Internet Connection Sharing". Follow the directions. Hopefully Apple can make OS X this easy.
Posted by Milio, on Aug 22, 2001 at 12:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Bundles are going to prove even more cumbersome... 357 Views / 21 Replies  
Bundles are going to prove even more cumbersome and confusing to people in cross-platform environments than forked files ever were.

Scenario 1:
1: "Hey did you get that Word file attachment I...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 21, 2001 at 11:58 PM, in Mac OS X
It's nice to see Apple finally understands the... 358 Views / 36 Replies  
It's nice to see Apple finally understands the law. Section 508 of the Rehibilitation Act in the U.S. requires computers sold to government agencies to be accessible. OS X hasn't come close.

I...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 18, 2001 at 01:53 PM, in Mac OS X
It's possible. Macrovision could come into play... 697 Views / 57 Replies  
It's possible. Macrovision could come into play though.

At a conference on copyright, the question of legal, fair-use copies in the educational environment was put to an RIAA lawer. His take was...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 17, 2001 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
In the cases I've worked with, when showing DVD... 697 Views / 57 Replies  
In the cases I've worked with, when showing DVD the player merely opens a "window" through the display layer and feeds the video through that window. Even on my Windows machine with a hardware DVD...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 16, 2001 at 10:36 AM, in Mac OS X
How wrong you are. I do development of... 697 Views / 57 Replies  
How wrong you are. I do development of interactive video. Having access to the DVD component on OS X could make titles similar to those using PC Friendly on Windows a possibility on the Mac.
...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 16, 2001 at 10:26 AM, in Mac OS X
ADD are dodgy under 9, and Apple walked away from... 420 Views / 5 Replies  
ADD are dodgy under 9, and Apple walked away from them years ago. They are still available, but you're on your own. As for OS X, not damn likely that they'll make an appearance. Of course, Services...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 14, 2001 at 09:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Two thoughts: 1. Digital dumpster diving. ... 739 Views / 62 Replies  
Two thoughts:

1. Digital dumpster diving.

2. Apple is closing CQF.
Posted by Milio, on Aug 13, 2001 at 01:37 PM, in Mac OS X
No it is absolutely not. Apple said it is a free... 1,025 Views / 132 Replies  
No it is absolutely not. Apple said it is a free update.

If I were to give 10.1 to someone who didn't have 10.0, that would be piracy. But giving the 10.1 update to someone who bought 10.0 is just...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 13, 2001 at 01:07 PM, in Mac OS X
The fact that every component needed to be fixed... 1,025 Views / 132 Replies  
The fact that every component needed to be fixed just shows how unready 10.0 was for the public market. Major developers were unable to produce software because OS X was so incomplete. Yet Apple...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 13, 2001 at 11:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Like all the threads before OS X that talked... 427 Views / 39 Replies  
Like all the threads before OS X that talked about how superior the Mac OS UI was? That never got talked out. Now that dedicated Mac users are pointing out that the OS X UI has problems, they should...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 13, 2001 at 10:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Bait and switch in that they charged $130 for a... 1,025 Views / 132 Replies  
Bait and switch in that they charged $130 for a known API unuseable system and then have the balls to ask people to pay $20 to get a working copy.

But hey, I'm not complaining. I've decided that...
Posted by Milio, on Aug 12, 2001 at 12:22 AM, in Mac OS X
For those of you that are all to happy to pay for... 1,025 Views / 132 Replies  
For those of you that are all to happy to pay for the 10.1 bait-and-pay-to switch: Apple calls it free. Will you make free copies for anyone who asks?
Posted by Milio, on Aug 11, 2001 at 10:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Here's where Phil said no free download: 1,025 Views / 132 Replies  
Here's where Phil said no free download:
Posted by Milio, on Aug 11, 2001 at 10:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, but it looks great! Isn't that what OS X is... 293 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, but it looks great! Isn't that what OS X is about?
Posted by Milio, on Aug 11, 2001 at 09:52 PM, in Mac OS X
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